Two drones made by DJI given U.S. security clearance
Two drones developed by the Shenzhen-based drone maker DJI have been granted a security clearance by the United States Department of the Interior after a review lasting more than two years.
DJI launches its Mavic Pro drone in Beijing on November 15, 2017. [Photo: VCG]
The department conducted more than 2,000 flights and 500 hours of testing on the Mavic Pro and Matrice 600 Pro made by DJI. During the testing, there was no indication that data was being transmitted outside of the control system, confirming that they were operating as promised by DJI.
The approvals come as some lawmakers in the United States push for a ban on Chinese-made drones, saying that they could send sensitive information to China.
DJI is the world's leading manufacturer of civilian drone and aerial imaging technology. The company accounts for more than 70 percent of the global market for commercial and consumer drones.